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Oct 26, 2012 5:00pm PDT
bser, i can tell. president obama is rattled on the defensive. he's running on empty and has nothing left but attacks and insults. with just 11 days ago before election day both camps feel the pressure. likely voters favored romney over the president by one point in a "abc news" washington post. and five points in in the latest gallup tracking poll. an american research poll showed the president with a two-point edge. we should know next week whether the singer meat loaf at a rally last night shift the balance of weight in that key state. a purple poll gave thethe one-point engine in cool and showed him tied with romney at 47-47 in virginia. the republican-leaning rasmussen gave obama a two-point lead over romney in florida. david axelrod still seems confident of a obama win leaving romney to place to go. in my view we have got the lead and the ball. the question is how does he change that now. maybe so, but the job numbers that come out the friday before the election still have the potential to change the dynamics in this very tight race. for administer on this speech the every tigh
Nov 1, 2012 5:00pm PDT
increase defense spending almost without limit. and yet the president is willing to make the hard but smart decisions based upon what the military needs. that seems to go to a fundamental decision, explain that a bit more for us. >> yes the -- i'm a former member of the budget committee. but the joint chiefs of staff request military spending at a certain level. the amount we're spending is far above that because congress usually adds on favorite construction projects and military armament projects and by the way the big labor unions support those also. so we're spending more than is recommended and our national security is not any better. in fact, it would be -- we would have stronger national security if we spent more wisely on weapons as president obama has suggested. but what's happened is that everybody talks about being for veterans. veterans are almost overpraised these days and i think part of it is a subconscious thing to make up for the days when they weren't thanked. but in any event the budget is very little. for example completely disabled veteran only gets about $30,000
Oct 30, 2012 5:00pm PDT
the department of defense we'll reimburse you for that. >> cenk: michael, as you i hear you say that, that has to be the most obvious thing in the world. i can't imagine any of administration disagreeing except it turns out you guys did under the bush administration. does that go to show that nobody was in charge? there was wide disarray here. how can you have rumsfeld saying no or even having a debate for six hours on whether to send helicopters during hurricane katrina? isn't that very damming of how george bush ran that white house? >> it is damming as i have said, since the day i left. actually since before then. if you went back and you found there is a march 2003 memo from me to tom ridge. gave the same memo later to michael chertoff that said if you keep fema this position and you keep this command structure that currently exists, fema will fall. it is exactly what we did. you now have this huge bureaucracy that fema is a part of. now, that said, congress has tried to correct it. i think congress learned from katrina that maybe they made a mistake and so the commanding an
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